Saturday, December 17, 2011

Part 32 - Rango - Two Striking Biblical References in One Scene!

The animated feature Rango misses few tricks in identifying the lead character with the Sun god, Apollo, who is appointed to return in an incarnation as the Beast. Consider a scene I've already addressed from other perspectives. It features two biblical references that point to the antichrist Sun god worshiped as Apollo.

After Wednesday's street dance the townsfolk head for the holy spigot in a solemn procession. Rango, who had been left behind with the gal he had knocked out, steals her bottle and scurries on, cutting into line. He's new in town and unfamiliar with how things are in Dirt. He strikes up a conversation.

Rango: This is a heck of a hoedown you got goin'. Still workin' out those steps. So, is this considered normal civic behavior?
Priscilla: Mmhmm. Every Wednesday. Just like clockwork.

Every Wednesday - just like clockwork. They are pictured trudging along under the noonday sun, with the town's clock and bell tower in the background, which has clockworks. This is actually very profound, and it points through biblical reference and an awareness of the development of biblical history to Apollo, the Sun god and antichrist Beast.

Artificial timekeeping mechanisms like the town's featured clockworks in the civic center serve to regulate civic behavior. (See Bells - Supernatural Enchantment and a Biblical Perspective) These keep time in regulated steps, ticking and tocking away as the hands advance around the dial. Such devices distance us from the celestial timepiece that the Creator provided for our benefit and effectively isolate us from Him. The industry of men who labor accordingly, who “work out those steps,” engage in the merchant economy of Babylon, in step with that god of commerce worshiped as Hermes, the god who so actively facilitates the coming of Horus.

14) Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;
15) and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so.
16) God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also.
17) God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth,
18) and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good.
19) There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.
Genesis 1:14-19

That's the account of the 4th day of the creation week when the Sun was brought forth. Priscilla said, “Every Wednesday. Just like clock work.” Isn't the 4th day of the week the one we call Wednesday? Sure! A genuine “Wednesday clockwork” features the Sun as the greater light that rules the day. Rango clearly references this passage of scripture!

Some of the Hebrew scholars who looked intently at the biblical account perceived an esoteric prophecy and subsequently looked for the promised messiah to fulfill the type by arriving as the Sun in the 4th millennial day. Y'shua did so come, crowning in birth in its closing moments. That was the genuine, but an artificial “Wednesday clockwork” runs the schedule for an alternate messianic scheme. This one has a pivot on the thirteenth hour ball drop marking the global standard, Greenwich Mean Time. That scheme's messianic Sun god-man was and is today worshiped as Apollo, looked to as attested by Rango's sly Wednesday clockwork reference. His coming approaches in measured steps even as the hands of the clock continue to step around the dial.

By the way, if you visit the Clockwork - Wikipedia page you'll probably find this image at left. No kidding. If that isn't a sun wheel, I've never seen one. It strikes me that the associated piece of the mechanism is called an escapement, because the imprisoned Sun god's escape is implicit in the plot.

If you think I'm reaching for something in this scene that's not really there, consider what follows, which can hardly be taken as anything other than a dramatic device used to covertly identify Rango as Apollo by way of biblical reference. There's a reason why the Lord continues to call out and highlight this animated feature's wicked devices. If you haven't grasped it yet, seek it hard!

When Rango cut into line he slotted in between Priscilla and a big crow. Here's the dialogue that follows Priscilla's comment about the Wednesday clockwork. The crow addresses Rango.

Wounded Bird: You killed bird.
Rango: Yeah. [laughs] Matter of fact I did.
Wounded Bird: Bird dead. Snake come.
Rango: Is it snake?
Priscilla: He means Rattlesnake Jake, Mr Rango. He never comes to town cause he's a-scared of that hawk, but he might come now. May I have your boots when you're dead?
Rango: No! And I ain't got no problem with this Rattlesnake Jake.
Priscilla: That's just what Amos said.
Rango: Amos?

Camera pans to the graveyard and the headstone for Sheriff Amos.

So, when Rango asked about normal civic behavior, he got the scoop. The first to respond was a character named Priscilla. There's a biblical account where a man who was eloquent, like Rango, and unacquainted with matters of consequence pertaining to his activity, like Rango, was informed by a particular man and woman. That woman's name was Priscilla.

24) Now a Jew named Apollos, an Alexandrian by birth, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus; and he was mighty in the Scriptures.
25) This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the things concerning Jesus, being acquainted only with the baptism of John;
26) and he began to speak out boldly in the synagogue. But when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately.
Acts 18:24-26

The man who had matters explained to him was named Apollos. Right. Rango is Apollo!

Priscilla is the first named in verse 26, so Priscilla responds first in Rango's version. Then, the crow responds, as Aquila, in a connection I'll address shortly. These particular three are tightly framed through much of the scene to focus on them, like you see in this screenshot.

In Acts, the two saints explain the way of God more accurately to Apollos, bringing him up to date. In Rango, matters involving the bird (as Yahweh, subject of earlier post) are explained, bringing Rango up to date on the new authority dynamic - the way of God. If you understand how Mayor John would be responsible for what goes on in town, defining the regularly scheduled civic behavior that includes Wednesday's dance steps and entire water ritual, knowing he plays the biblical role of (Mayor) John the Baptist by the holy spigot “River Jordan” (earlier post), you should perceive another link in how Apollos was “acquainted only with the baptism of John.”

Because using the name Priscilla is enough to put us on to the symbolic meaning, the Rango folks know any link to the other involved has to be subtle. The symbolic identity of the crow is only perceived as Aquila when you recognize this character as a quill donor. A-Quill-a. A quill is a feather used as a writing instrument. Crows are among a small number of birds whose feathers are used for quills.

The choice feathers for quills are the stronger primary flight feathers. Among them are the pinions, which extend like “fingers” out from the "hand." These are featured in the scene as the crow's pinions are observed bobbing along behind Rango's hat.

The crow's prime quill feathers are pictured clutching a bottle. Quills are only ever used in connection with liquid ink that comes in bottles. Connect the dots.

Some refer to the crow as Wounded Bird because he limps and walks with a crutch and plays as a Native American Indian. He's a crow and an Indian, so he's a Crow Indian, right? But that character's identity really goes deeper than that. The feathers of choice come from a donor bird's left side because those have the best curvature for predominantly right-handed quill users. The wounded bird is lame on his left side. Has he made a recent donation?

The most convenient way to get a bird's flight feathers without adversely impacting mobility is to acquire them during the annual moult. A scene later in the movie highlights the moulting crow, with all his pinions displayed in plain view.

Priscilla and A-quill-a instructing the eloquent orator Rango as Apollo. How else could you explain it? It's in harmony with understanding the Wednesday clockwork line as a biblical reference to the coming messianic Sun god/man. It's in harmony with the message of the imagery embedded in the promotional graphic and most of what is presented in dramatic expression and graphic imagery throughout the animated feature. You see, Rango represents Apollo - and these folk know their Bible. Their "boss" has a job to do and this is how it's done these days. The Beast and mark of the Beast agendas are advanced through every device and means available.

By the way, picturing Priscilla as a “church mouse” of sorts who looks for an opportunity to gut shoot folks, with braided hair and leading men, plus picturing Aquila with long hair, this is an insult to those saints the Bible honors with an explicit mention - but not that most would perceive it. This is not the appearance and behavior for obedient saints. Not then, and not now.

More yet to come, Lord willing!

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